February / March event update from MASG. For more info go to masg.org.au.

Dates for your diary:

Sustainable House Education Day
Sunday 26 February
10am - 3.00pm

Click here for more information.
Click here to book your ticket.

Wash Against Waste: The Next Generation:
Community Consultation and Brainstorm Session
Thursday 2 March
7pm - 8.30pm

Click here to RSVP.

Mount Alexander Sustainability Group (MASG)
03 5470 6978



Sustainable House Education Day (SHED) Sunday 26 Feb: Venue and Tour Update  


An update from the SHED team:
MASG is excited to announce that the SHED event for 2017 will now be based at The Local Café which has just been opened on the Hub corner at 233 Barker Street Castlemaine.

Check the eventbrite page for ticketing updates: where both catered and/or un-catered options are available with tickets starting at $25.

The houses on the tour range from a re-purposed Methodist Church built in 1869, a tiny relocatable home on a trailer, to a passive-solar home built from scratch 4 years ago, and a retro-fitted brick veneer 1960s house.
WHEN: Sunday 26 February 2016, 10am – 3pm
9-10am: Morning tea and registrations
12-1pm: Lunch
3pm - 4.30pm: Optional afternoon refreshments and concluding Q&A with experts.
*Q&A is free: tour participants and general public are welcome to attend.
Tour Begins @ The Local
233 Barkers St
Castlemaine, VIC 3450
Click here for a map.

For more information or booking information please contact:

Mount Alexander Sustainability Group (MASG)
p: 03 5470 6978
e: development@masg.org.au

For bookings visit:


Post SHED Q&A: Sunday 26 February
Practical, social and ecological considerations in planning your project.

Our panel of experts in design and energy efficiency return to answer questions from the floor, and discuss practical, social and ecological considerations in planning your build or renovation.

Following on from an inspiring Sustainable Design Mythbusters Q&A in October last year, Geoff Crosby (Crosby Architects), Jane Knight (Local Sustainable Design Consultant), Frank Forster (Enviro Shop) and Mick Lewin (MASG, Energy Efficiency Consultant) will answer questions and help you plan your project.

Email questions or topics of interest to e-news@masg.org.au

Details as follows:
Sunday 26th February
3.00pm - 4.30pm
The Local
233 Barkers St
Castlemaine, VIC 3450
Click here for a map.

*Light Refreshments available. The Q&A is a free event. All Welcome



Wash Against Waste: The Next Generation Project Begins


MASG is commencing a new project in 2017: Wash Against Waste The Next Generation, with a community consultation to kick it off on Thursday 2nd March.

Thanks for the support of The Lord Mayor's Charitable Foundation, MASG will be designing a new Wash Against Waste service and education kit; and building a new Wash Against Waste trailer/vehicle that can be used in the Mount Alexander Shire and in neighbouring communities.

MASG are keen to hear from individuals and community groups about their experiences with the trailer, and ideas about how the Wash Against Waste Trailer could be improved.

‘MASG will be gathering feedback from current and previous Wash Against Waste trailer user groups, and also compiling ideas from schools, local organisations and design experts to inform the best possible outcome for the new prototype,’ says Jay Smith, MASG Wash Against Waste Project Manager.

Event details:
Date: Thursday 2 March 2017.
Time: 7.00-8.30pm.
Venue: Ray Bradfield Room, Forest Street, Castlemaine (access via IGA car park).
*Refreshments provided

To RSVP your attendance please contact Jay Smith
email: waw@masg.org.au
Ph: 5470 6978.

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Local News and Vic Events


Sustainable Living Festival: 4-28 February 2017

Click here to go to MASG's Sustainable House Education Day Event Listing.

C4CE Community Energy Congress: 27-28 February 2017

Click here to go to the congress lineup featuring MASG's Waste to Energy Project Manager Deane Belfield.
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MASG is committed to representing community interests in communicating these aims across local government, industry and services.

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